Herminio Menendez

Spain

Canoeing

B: December 20, 1953

Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist

Making his Olymic debut at age 18 in 1972, Menendez failed to make the final in the K-2 1000 meters and K-4 1000 meters. At the 1975 World Championships in Belgarde, he won a bronze as part of the K-1 4x500 meter relay and helped Spain capture the gold medal in the K-4 1000 meters. In Montreal for the 1976 Olympics, he was fifth in the K-1 500 meters and captured a silver medal in the K-4 1000 meters. Winning five medals in the next three World Championships, Menendez captured two medals at the 1980 Olympics, a silver in the K-2 500 meters and a bronze in the K-2 1000 meters. He took one more bronze medal at the 1982 World Championships in the K-2 1000 meters. He competed in one more Olympics in 1984, failing to make the finals in the K-2 500 meters and finishing seventh in the K-2 1000 meters.

SUPERSTARS RECORD

EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1977 European Heat 2
2
40
N/A
Gym Test, 600 Meter Steeplechase
1977 European Final
5
28 1/2
$0
Soccer Skills
TOTALS
68 1/2
N/A
3

PERSONAL BESTS
100 Meter Dash
12.3e
1977 European Final
Swimming - 50 Meters
34.2e
1977 European Final
Crossbow
39
1977 European Final
Gym Test - Parallel Bar Dips
51
1977 European Heat 2
Gym Test - Squat Thrusts
72
1977 European Final
600 Meter Steeplechase
1:42.4e
1977 European Final
Points Scored
40
1977 European Heat 2


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